After its foundation in 1173, the Cistercian Abbey of Løgumkloster quickly developed into one of the wealthiest religious foundations in the Duchy of Schleswig. Construction of the abbey church began around 1200 and was completed 100 years later. Of the originally four-winged monastery complex, only the eastern part with the dormitory and chapter house remain today. The market town of Løgumkloster only gained greater importance from the 18th century onwards, especially for bobbin lace making. A special attraction is the annual monastery market in August.